Training for More Doctors, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals in Victoria
Victorian patients will benefit from increased access to more doctors, nurses and allied health professionals with the announcement of around $50 million for up to 49 capital projects and additional support projects to improve clinical education and training infrastructure across the State.
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30 July 2011
Victorian patients will benefit from increased access to more doctors, nurses and allied health professionals with the announcement today of around $50 million for up to 49 capital projects and additional support projects to improve clinical education and training infrastructure across the State.
Acting Minister for Health and Ageing, Mark Butler said that the new clinical training infrastructure consists of new training facilities at Universities, hospitals and health care facilities, as well as new equipment such as simulation equipment, dental chairs and video conferencing facilities.
“These infrastructure projects will enable us to train more doctors, nurses and allied health professionals in places where we need them,” said Mr Butler.
“The Gillard Government is delivering a highly skilled health workforce that is the critical backbone of our health system.
“Patients and health practitioners will see the expansion of the Monash University trauma simulation complex, the refurbishment of space at Latrobe Regional Hospital to develop a primary care clinic to support increased clinical training placements to the Establishment and installation of an oral health clinical simulation learning environment at RMIT University.
‘We are ensuring that training occurs closer to where patients live - at least twenty percent of these infrastructure projects are outside the usual major teaching hospitals.
“Nationally fifty percent of projects funded under this program will deliver vital infrastructure to rural and regional Australia including construction of new clinical training facilities and student accommodation to support rural students”, said Mr Butler.
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